Birding Extremadura
Marin Kelsey

Staying with us

Sharing our passion for nature in Extremadura since 2005

Our guesthouse Casa Rural El Recuerdo is at the edge of a little hamlet, in the heart of Extremadura, within easy reach of all of the best birding areas. We have been welcoming guests here since 2005. The house is a carefully restored old farmhouse in typical local style.


We welcome you to Birding Extremadura! Here in the heart of Extremadura, in one of Europe's best birding areas, we run a country guesthouse for birders and all nature lovers.
The choice is yours…Bed and breakfast, evening meals and packed lunches are all available. Ask us for local expert birding advice, or be taken out on guided day trips. We also offer private individually customised week-long tours, exclusively for you.
Come to stay with us and discover why Extremadura draws birders from all over the world, a place that enthrals and that people return to again and again.


Martin, Claudia and Patrick Kelsey welcome you




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The Team

We promote actively a collaborative approach in all that we do...


We are passionate about Extremadura and love to share that passion with others.


We are enthusiastic about providing advice to anyone thinking of visiting Extremadura, be they birders, general tourists, journalists or photographers.

Talks and publications

We enjoy giving talks to groups about Extremadura and give assistance in many ways to publications about Extremadura.


Reading our blog is a way of staying connected to Extremadura and its wildlife, wherever you are.

Conservation and local initiatives

We work closely with local government and non-government organisations to support their activities on birds, conservation and tourism.


Our guesthouse, Casa Rural El Recuerdo, is our home too, and we hope all of our guests feel relaxed, comfortable and fully at home here too..

Our services

Help for photographers

We can link you up with people offering specialist services for photographers, such as hides for birds of prey.


Martin can offer you exclusive excursions for birds, as well as other wildlife, throughout the year.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and we also have a large library of books about nature.

Other tourist information

We can advise you on how on make the most of your visit to Extremadura, including information on sight-seeing, local festivals and other activities.

Information about birds

Martin is an expert on birds in Extremadura and will advise you on where to find the species that you want to see, as well as information on anything unusual that is around.

Meeting your needs

We can arrange breakfasts when you want them, pack lunches if you need them and evening meals to meet any dietary preference.

Prices & Booking

All prices are in euros and include all taxes

Price per person for an 8 day/7 nights private tour including full board and guiding is 1800 Euros (based on at least two people).

To enquire about availability or any further details (including prices for one person or for variation in the length of tour), or for booking half-day or single day excursions contact Martin directly at

We are legally registered in Spain and compliant with tax and insurance regulations. The customer has 100% protection under Linked Travel Arrangements through RuralPlan.


  • Double room with breakfast 80 €
  • Single room with breakfast 70 €
  • Dinner (optional) 25 € (includes wine)


  • Our solar panels produce most of our domestic energy requirements.
  • We recycle as much of our waste that is possible.
  • We have eliminated the use of plastic water bottles and hugely reduced our use of plastic packaging.
  • We purchase local products. We actively support local producers and businesses by being part of local associations like the Ruta del Queso.
  • We offer home-grown products, from our ecological vegetable garden, olive oil and free-range eggs.
  • We support local conservation.We donate to AMUS (a wild animal rescue centre and leading conservation organisation), support a bird conservation project through the Birding in Extremadura Club and volunteer time to monitoring wildlife.
  • We follow an ethical code in our nature guiding activities to ensure the welfare of wildlife comes first.
  • We will be strictly following current health protocols, regulations and recommendations to ensure that we keep you safe.
    Booking a private, customised exclusive guided holiday is an excellent way to enjoy Extremadura with an expert guide and to ensure social distancing from other people.
    Please contact us for further information

    Extremadura´s birds


    Extremadura is birding at its best…..and to get the best of birding I use Swarovski optics. The EL50 Swarovision binoculars had their global launch in Extremadura.

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